The Masters World Cup in England has landed Nottingham’s tram network as a title sponsor for this summer’s event, adding to the growing stature of the masters’ game.
NET, Nottingham’s iconic tram network, has been announced as the title sponsor for the Over 35 and Over 40 Masters World Cups, which will take place at Nottingham Hockey Centre between Aug 12-21.
Over 50 teams and 1,000 athletes will compete in the tournament from over 15 different countries, including Australia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, South Africa and Egypt.
Alison Sweeney, marketing manager of Tramlink, said: “We are delighted to be able to support such a prestigious international event coming to Nottingham, especially after the last few years.
“Over 1000 athletes, along with their friends, family and spectators, will arrive from all over the world, giving a big boost to Nottingham this summer.
“We want to play our part in what will be a great sporting spectacle, providing an easy, quick and green transport option for the event. The tram is the best way for the athletes, teams and spectators to experience everything Nottingham has to offer and to showcase our great City to our guests.”
Those connected with the tournament will be able to purchase a discounted pass for the duration of the tournament, providing unlimited travel on the tram network which runs directly from the Nottingham Hockey Centre to the City Centre.
Glenn Paton, President, World Masters Hockey, said: “Local links are every bit as important as international links with respect to an event of this calibre, and with NET, a high-profile local business providing a vital service in the Nottingham area, as the primary partner, England Hockey, the Nottingham Hockey Centre and WMH are an exciting step nearer to showcasing the exciting skills and drama of Masters Hockey to the world.”